Sometimes one has to be the voice of the many. I’m that voice.
I was herded behind a fence and guarded by deputy sheriffs paid with public funds and financed with public funds… And on public land. A ball game is one thing; the violation of the constitution is another.
Check Article 1 of the US constitution. I have a right to assemble. We all have that right. By putting one group of people behind a fence and exit being controlled by officers is a clear violation. The false assumption that there might be a problem created by the people behind the fence is ludicrous. And I point out this did not happen on the other side of the field. These fans are friends on both side; going to church together, working together and, joining together in clubs and even family relations and many more. These things make it herding and guarding a pathway to the next event to the next church to the next thoughts and beliefs, to entire groups of people to our very freedom.
To those of you fighting to keep Article 2 at the forefront of our freedom, look to article and fight for that freedom. My civil rights were violated. This could happen to you if and when a public school official or a county official (again paid with funds) decides where you go and what you do.
At this ballgame, the fans of Noxapater were cordoned off by fences. A trailer bathroom was brought for bathrooms. I wanted to take a picture off one of the senior banners. I was escorted to a fence and without words indicated I had to go back to my side.
I was singled out in an area owned by the public. I am not a second-class citizen. My family has a long line in this country. Someone in my family has fought in every single war. I am a senior citizen who was looked in the eye and motioned to keep moving. In my country where people refer to freedom and equality, I had none.
Ramblin’ with Arlene
Praise the Lord everyone. God is so worthy of all our praise. He has been so good to me. I love him with all of my heart. My desire is to do things that will please God and make him proud of me as a child of God. I’m so glad that someone led me to Jesus and he filled me with the Holy Ghost.
Any of us who have children know how good it makes us feel when they do something that makes us so proud. Think of these ballgames. When that young man makes a long run and carries that football down the field and scores a touchdown, you can hear people screaming for a long way. I know because I live right by a football field. I can just imagine a mom or dad looking around and saying, “hey that was my son.”
Well that don’t begin to measure up to how proud God will be when he sees us turn around and give our hearts to him, receive his spirit, and began to witness and tell others about Jesus and how much he loves us and wants to share his kingdom with us.
Let me share something with you that hinders me sometimes. I have a daycare and love my children. I stay so busy interacting with them and cooking. By the end of the day, I am so tired I can’t stay awake to read my Bible. Now don’t you know the Devil dances a jig over that. I guess what I’m trying to say, instead of us looking for the negative side of everything, we need to look for the good things. No matter what happens, we need to look for a way to make everything better. Don’t let the Devil torment us with the bad things. He has no control over us unless we let him. We need to trust God and put everything in his hands. If we really try, we can find some quiet time with God everyday to read our Bible and really pray. We need more than a “Goodnight Jesus please keep us through the night” prayer. All God asks us to do is to be there for him.
Well I’m going to say goodnight to all our readers. I pray you’ll draw closer to God than you’ve ever been. I know I plan too. May God bless each and everyone. Call me at 662-724-4691 or write me at 40 West Alice Street, Noxapater, MS 39346 if I can pray for you.
High on Power
High on power, arrogant, prejudice, discrimination and bullying, describe the Winston County, Honorable Luke Parkes, Board President.
To all citizens of Winston County and especially those I’ve worked with for 3 years, let me expose and make you aware of the most disgusting behavior in the workplace. As I stated earlier I was a deputy clerk for the judicial court, and on October 24, 2019 I was working alone that afternoon performing my duties receipting payments when I was giving a $100 counterfeit that I was not aware and with no criminal intent that I was aware of. When I completed my task for the day and made my way to the bank, the nice teller informed me one of the bills were counterfeit, I was alarmed this had never happened and the office had no policy or procedure for such an incident. The bank stated a report would be filed and the supervisor would need to contact them, this was followed through by the clerk with information to validate the claim.
On November 4, 2019, Brenda Mullins from Grenada county, contractor, trainer arrived, the clerk began to tell her about the incident, she became unhinged, yelling, stormed out of the office, refuse to listen to the clerk or me and stated she was not talking and made acquastions that I put the county in jeopardy and I should have made a arrest report. ABSURD After her performance downstairs she made her way to the board with her theater performance, her baseless lies and rabbit hole theories that have zero merits, tat have been debunked by professional lending institution and other agencies. I guess you all are wondering what’ the MO, keep her contract for her personal gain, this has become her annual trick, October 01, 2018 clerk dismissed date was changed, Mullins remained collecting our tax dollars.
The honorable Parkes discriminated against me and violated my first amendment right, he did not ask me one question, I assume he thought the theater performance was all he needed, let me make it plain I don’t need Mullins to speak for me, I’m a citizen, taxpayer, adult, intelligent, educated, physical and mentally able to speak for myself.
Honorable Parkes, I see prejudice, On August 18, 2018, Mullins failed to notice that $9,000 thousand of the county revenue had not been deposited for more than thirty days, the county lost interest Im sure, where were you to protect the county? You failed to report it to the State Auditor office, you closed the door and pretended it never happened. You should have dismissed Mullins, and the Board should have demoted you.
I suggest you take the time to read and review the handbook pages 1, 5, and 6 for future references when problems occur so you can treat the citizens and employees with respect, dignity and integrity this is what honor mean wrapped in character.
I remain humble and full of hope that in the coming year all citizens, county government officials and employees move forward, not backward, and remember do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Ruth T. Robbins